A polymathic and inimitable leader, startup mentor, advisor, co-founder, board member, investor and journalist. Founder & Chairman of Boardroom Advisory Services, Founder & Executive Director of the Startup Hive Incubator, CEO & Group Publisher at SGB Media Group, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of CrowdPad, President & CEO of American Residential Appraisers (acquired by Coldwell Banker Commercial, CBC in 1996). Advisor to 62 startups over the past 5 years as listed on Angel List. Fox News Real Estate & Crowdfunding Commentator and featured columnist on many news media outlets such as Vator.tv, Efactor.com, Social Media Today, Meddle.it, Quora.com, Scoop.it and well as a portfolio of over 40 proprietary digital publications in syndication. A descendant of Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrolton, avid progressive political advocate and Lifetime Fellow at The Center For Progressive Leadership. Former musical instrument designer, apprentice luthier and retailer (bass guitar) as well as Associate Editor at Bass Frontiers Magazine, Contributing Staff Writer at Basics Magazine, Contributor to The Vintage Guitar Price Guide, Executive Producer of The School of Bass. Former Operations Manager & Cellar Master at the multiple gold medal winning, family owned Sableridge Vineyards of Sonoma, CA. Twenty five years as a real estate broker, developer, appraiser and expert witness. Twenty years as a real estate fix & flip, urban infill, and residential subdivision developer. USAF honorably discharged and decorated veteran having served in the elite, top secret, multinational 548th Reconnaissance Technical Group in the late 70's. An avid alpine ski racer since the age of eight, USSA Far West Masters Ski Racer in both the technical and speed events and aspiring member of the FIS World Cup US Speed Skiing Team in an attempt to break the current world record for skiing at 254.958 kilometers per hour (158.424 mph), held by Ivan Origone.